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Title Party members and activists / edited by Emilie van Haute and Anika Gauja
Published London ; New York : Routledge, Taylor & Francis Group, 2015
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Description 1 online resource (xiv, 227 pages)
Series Routledge research on social and political elites ; 6
Routledge research on social and political elites ; 6
Contents Cover; Title; Copyright; Dedication; Contents; List of figures; List of tables; List of contributors; List of party names and abbreviations; 1 Introduction: party membership and activism; 2 Party membership in Spain and congress delegates; 3 Party membership in Belgium: from the cradle to the grave?; 4 Party membership in Canada; 5 Party membership in Denmark: fluctuating membership figures and organizational stability; 6 Party membership in Germany: rather formal, therefore uncool?; 7 Party membership in Israel: the era of party primaries; 8 Party membership in Italy
9 Party membership in the Netherlands10 Party membership in Norway: declining but still viable?; 11 Party membership in Britain: a minority pursuit; 12 Conclusion: members and activists of political parties in comparative perspective; References; Index
Summary Membership of political parties is diverse. Not everyone participates and those who do, do not participate in the same way. This book engages with the debate over the significance and future of political parties as membership organisations and presents the first broad comparative analysis of party membership and activism. It is based on membership surveys which have been administered, gathered and collated by a group of prominent party scholars from across Europe, Canada and Israel. Utilizing this rich data source together with the insights of party scholars, the book investigates what party me
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references (pages 203-222) and index
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Subject Party affiliation.
Political activists.
Political parties.
POLITICAL SCIENCE -- Political Process -- Political Parties.
Party affiliation.
Political activists.
Political parties.
Politiska partier.
Politiskt deltagande.
Form Electronic book
Author Gauja, Anika, editor.
Haute, Emilie van, editor.
ISBN 1315722216